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(99,707 posts)
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 12:12 PM Oct 2023

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Dean Phillips?

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Do you have a favorable or unfavorable opinion of Dean Phillips? (Original Post) DemocratSinceBirth Oct 2023 OP
Because Biden WILL be the nominee edhopper Oct 2023 #1
More "Look at me... I'm rich." FalloutShelter Oct 2023 #2
He's not even remotely close to being a billionaire. TwilightZone Oct 2023 #3
I hadn't thought of 2028. AntivaxHunters Oct 2023 #4
Puts him in the category of Bettie Oct 2023 #20
How many U.S. presidents have been poor? former9thward Oct 2023 #21
Other. H2O Man Oct 2023 #5
He's isn't running because he disagrees with Biden on policy brooklynite Oct 2023 #8
Biden beat Trump. W_HAMILTON Oct 2023 #10
Biden is now President brooklynite Oct 2023 #12
Right. H2O Man Oct 2023 #14
Why will people vote for him Mad_Machine76 Oct 2023 #15
If you're not aware, age is a concern among a number of voters. brooklynite Oct 2023 #16
Harlan Crow money cbabe Oct 2023 #6
No reason to have an unfavorable opinion based on his voting record... brooklynite Oct 2023 #7
Nor a reason to have a favorable opinion of him. Mad_Machine76 Oct 2023 #18
We weren't asked our opinion of him as a Presidential candidate. brooklynite Oct 2023 #19
Not enough options. He is my Congressman. MineralMan Oct 2023 #9
Would anyone have an unfavorable opinion of him if he was running in 2028? chia Oct 2023 #11
Unfavorable now mvd Oct 2023 #13
June 4 is deadline in Minnesota for him to file for Congress. LiberalFighter Oct 2023 #17


(25,398 posts)
3. He's not even remotely close to being a billionaire.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 12:48 PM
Oct 2023

Open Secrets has him at about $64 million. Other sources have him around $77 million.

That's an entirely different ballpark from being a billionaire.

That doesn't mean this isn't just a vanity campaign. I think it's actually a trial run for 2028.


(16,042 posts)
20. Puts him in the category of
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 06:37 PM
Oct 2023

"guy who has never had to choose between food and gas until payday".

Oh and "guy who has never wondered if he can pay rent/mortgage this month".

"Guy who has never sold plasma to get through the week".

He doesn't understand what it is to be poor, nor does he understand what it is like to be middle class. He's a rich white guy, so he gets what he wants when he wants it...he'll be angry when he doesn't get what he wants this time: the presidency,


(31,879 posts)
21. How many U.S. presidents have been poor?
Sun Oct 29, 2023, 07:11 PM
Oct 2023

Certainly not Biden, Trump, Obama, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Carter, Ford, Nixon, Johnson or JFK and I will stop there.

H2O Man

(73,444 posts)
5. Other.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 12:58 PM
Oct 2023

I really don't know enough about him to have an opinion. The only thing I've seen was a journalist asking him three times to identify where he disagrees with President Bident, and he couldn't give an answer.

On an earlier OP/thread, I predicted he might get a total of 27 votes nationwide in the primaries. If he can't answer that question, I would lower it to 24.


(94,171 posts)
8. He's isn't running because he disagrees with Biden on policy
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 01:30 PM
Oct 2023

He’s running because he thinks Biden is a weak candidate again Trump.


(7,824 posts)
10. Biden beat Trump.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 01:39 PM
Oct 2023

And Biden beat dozens of other Democrats in order to be in a position to beat Trump.

And Biden will beat Phillip's and anyone else dumb enough to challenge him in the primary.

Funny how the """unpopular""" guy keeps beating everyone.


(94,171 posts)
12. Biden is now President
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 01:59 PM
Oct 2023

…and a lot of voters aren’t happy with his performance.

I’d recommend listening to the FOCUS GROUP podcast to understand how different segments of the electorate (including former Biden voters) feel right now.

H2O Man

(73,444 posts)
14. Right.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 02:23 PM
Oct 2023

He did say that several times. And I do think that current polls suggest that a great amount of people wish there were options other than President Biden and the defendent representing the two major parties. I should have noted that, but I've just learned of a death in the family, and will not be thinking clearly today.

I do think that there is a danger in people thinking that President Biden will easily defeat the defendent next year. I recognize that a number of Democrats and independents have concerns about his age. I'm not sure that running as a younger version, lacking Biden's experience in a wide range of important issues, will attract voters' support. But a heck of a lot can change in the months to come.


(3,488 posts)
6. Harlan Crow money
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 01:26 PM
Oct 2023
https://news.yahoo.com › rep-dean-phillips-d-mn-151758780.html

Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN) is asked about GOP megadonor Harlan Crow ...

1 day agoMinnesota representative Dean Phillips, a Democrat, has filed to run in New Hampshire's Democratic primary, officially kicking off his campaign challenging President Biden as the Democrats' 2024 presidential candidate.. He was asked by a reporter about a $2,800 donation, which is the maximum allowable, by Harlan Crow, a real-estate developer and GOP mega-donor under scrutiny for offering ...


(146,232 posts)
9. Not enough options. He is my Congressman.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 01:34 PM
Oct 2023

He votes as he should. I don't think he should be running for President, but I also don't think he has a prayer of winning any primaries. He'll be running again for his House seat in 2024, I predict.

So, I'm sort of neutral on him at the moment.


(50,671 posts)
17. June 4 is deadline in Minnesota for him to file for Congress.
Sat Oct 28, 2023, 02:51 PM
Oct 2023

Maybe we should have a lottery to pick when he will drop out?

I think it will be before the first primary in March.

On second thought it will be right after Minnesota has their primary on March 5th. If he was smart it would be before so he doesn't get humiliated by the results in Minnesota. Especially in his own district.

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